These non-cheese straws make a very quick snack that adults and children enjoy and are special enough for a party.


  • 1x packet of pre-rolled puff pastry (gluten-free works well)

  • About 3 tbsp tapenade


  1. Remove the packet of puff pastry from the fridge about 20 mins before to want to start.
  2. Pre-heat the oven according to the packet instructions (about 180-200C).
  3. Unroll the pastry and lay it on your baking tray, on the baking paper that comes with the pastry.
  4. Evenly spread the tapenade over the pastry. Cut the sheet of pastry in half lengthways and then slice so you end up with several pieces of pastry about 13cm x 2cm.
  5. Twist each of these a couple of times and use your thumbs to press the ends down on the baking paper. Transfer to the oven to cook until puffed and golden – 15-20 mins.  Leave to cool before sharing!

TEAM TIP: Tapenade is olives whizzed up with olive oil. You may decide to make your own or buy a jar, in which case do check the ingredients as some have anchovies. You could substitute the tapenade with your preferred pesto.

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